Moroccan Spiced Pumpkin and Lentil Soup

Author: Alyce Cimino   Date Posted:13 July 2017 

 

As we move into the cooler months and our seasonal produce changes it’s nice to have a warm seasonal soup bubbling away on the stove. This recipe is perfect to make extra and freeze until needed! Just leave off the yoghurt, place into containers and freeze. Try it with organic produce if possible.

 

INGREDIENTS

½ butternut pumpkin, Skin removed and diced

1 medium sweet potato, diced

1 brown onion, diced

2 large carrots, diced

3 garlic cloves, skin on

1.5L of organic chicken stock

¼ cup organic red lentils, rinsed

2 heaped teaspoons organic Moroccan spice mix (your own or ready-made)

1 teaspoon fresh chili flakes (leave out if too spicy)

2 cm fresh ginger, diced

ginger

METHOD

1. In a 180 degree preheated oven add your peeled and diced pumpkin and garlic (skin on) and bake until cooked through and golden. This should be around 15-20 minutes depending on your oven.

2. Over a medium heat, sauté onion in a large pot with a splash of olive oil until softened. Add in carrots, sweet potato, roasted pumpkin and peeled garlic. Stirring to coat the vegetables in the sautéed onion.

3. Add the chicken stock and simmer on a low heat for at least 30-40 minutes until all the vegetables have softened. You can test this with a knife.

4. When vegetables are ready, add in your red lentils and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until lentils are soft.

5. Once cooked, use a stick blender to blend the soup until smooth.

6. Serve with a dollop of fresh Greek yoghurt and sprinkle over fresh herbs and seeds. 

Serves 4-6 people

 

Written by Alyce Cimino

Alyce Cimino (BHSc Naturopathy) is a qualified Naturopath with a passion for nutrition, food as medicine and helping others achieve their health goals towards a happy and healthy lifestyle. Alyce believes health begins with delicious whole foods and in her spare time you can find her in the kitchen creating something deliciously healthy or at the beach enjoying the sunshine and ocean.

Alyce has a love for herbal teas, but all teas are better with a little raw cheesecake on the side.


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